Der Spiegel’s Next Big Threat

Posted by John Rosenthal

Germany’s Der Spiegel has made it something of its bread-and-butter to promote scares with sensationalist cover stories and spooky cover art. But Americans might be especially surprised by the identity of Der Spiegel’s latest big threat: the social-networking site Facebook. See my new post on weeklystandard.com here.

Selective WikiLeaks: The Untold Story of Abu Omar

Posted by John Rosenthal

251,287. That’s the number of confidential U.S. diplomatic cables that WikiLeaks claims to have obtained. 1,897. That’s the number of confidential U.S. diplomatic cables that, according to WikiLeaks’s own count, have thus far been published on its website. But whereas WikiLeaks has withheld the documents from the public, five handpicked old media organizations have enjoyed [...]

It Was Mean to Kill Nazis (Der Spiegel and the Nuremberg Tribunal)

Posted by John Rosenthal

Below the cover of last week’s edition of the German weekly der Spiegel, published on the 60th anniversary of the conclusion of the first Nuremberg Trial.    The German media and German politicians like to cite the Nuremberg Tribunal as precedent for their own pet projects in international criminal justice such as the International Criminal Court (ICC). [...]

More Taqqiya from the Spiegel

Posted by John Rosenthal

I have pointed out before – in the context of contrived charges of xenophobia against the renegade former SPD Party Chair Oskar Lafontaine – that the German magazine der Spiegel practices a form of taqqiya on its English-language site.  In his contribution on the discourse of Tariq Ramadan in the current issue of the Trans-Int [...]